Requirements Engineering for Embedded Systems: An Investigation of Industry Needs

In: Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality. 17th International Working Conference, REFSQ 2011. Essen, Germany, March 28-30, 2011. Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; 6606) / Berry, Daniel; Franch, Xavier (Hrsg.)
Heidelberg (u.a.): Springer (2011), S. 151-165
ISBN: 978-3-642-19857-1, 978-3-642-19858-8
Buchaufsatz / Kapitel / Fach: Informatik
[Context and Motivation] Requirements engineering (RE) research is expected to provide methods that address the specific challenges of industrial systems engineering. [Question/problem] For this purpose, researchers need a detailed understanding of the needs and expectations that the industry has regarding RE methods. [Principal ideas/results] To identify the key industry needs, we have conducted an in-depth study with representatives from large, internationally operating companies in the domain of embedded systems in Germany. [Contribution] This paper reports on the identified industry needs related to the topics natural language vs. requirements models, support for high system complexity, quality assurance of requirements, and intertwining of RE and design.